In The School-room; Chapters In The Philosophy Of Education

Paperback | December 31, 2011

byJohn Seely Hart

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1879. Excerpt: ... XXVIII. COUNSELS. 1. To a Young Teacher. A7"OU are about to assume the charge of a class in the -*- school under my care. Allow me, in a spirit of frankness, to make to you a brief statement of some of the aims of the institution, and of the principles by which we are guided in their prosecution. 1. "Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it." I have no professional conviction more fixed and abiding than this, that no persons more need the direct, special, continual guidance of the Holy Spirit than those who undertake to mould and discipline the youthful mind. No preparation for this office is complete which does not include devout prayer for that wisdom which cometh from above. If any one possession, more than another, is the direct gift of the Almighty, it would seem to be that of knowledge. The teacher, therefore, of all men, is called upon to look upwards to a source that is higher than himself. He needs light in his own mind; he should not count it misspent labor to ask for light to be given to the minds of his scholars. There is a Teacher infinitely wiser and more skilful thin any ha.uin teacher.' The instructor must be strangely blind to the resources of his profession, who fails to resort habitually to that great, pie nary, unbounded source of light and knowledge. While, therefore, we aim in this school to profit by all subsidiary and subordinate methods and improvements in the art of teaching, we first of all seek the aid of our Heavenly Father; we ask wisdom of Him who "giveth liberally and upbraideth not." This, then, is the first principle that governs us in the work here assigned us. The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge. We who are teachers endeavor to show that we ourselves fear God, and we inculcate the fear of Him as the first and hig...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1879. Excerpt: ... XXVIII. COUNSELS. 1. To a Young Teacher. A7"OU are about to assume the charge of a class in the -*- school under my care. Allow me, in a spirit of frankne...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217487734

ISBN - 13:9780217487733

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